Early signs of dating abuse
These are probably not the things you can find out about a person by eyeing them on the street, reading their profile on a dating site, or sharing a quick cocktail at a bar before last call.Don’t make your search for a relationship the center of your life. Even if you’ve been burned repeatedly or have a poor track record when it comes to dating, these tips can help you to keep things in perspective and put you on the path to finding a loving relationship that lasts. When you’re having trouble finding a love connection, it’s all too easy to become discouraged or buy into the destructive myths out there about dating and relationships.
Myth: Disagreements always create problems in a relationship.
Fact: Conflict doesn’t have to be negative or destructive.
With the right resolution skills, conflict can also be an opportunity for growth in a relationship.
For example, how well does this person hold up under pressure when things don't go well or when they're tired, frustrated, or hungry? Everyone has flaws, and for a relationship to last, you want someone to love you for the person you are, not the person you’d like to be, or the person they think you should be.
Besides, what you consider a flaw may actually be something another person finds quirky and appealing.